Hello to you all! Here we are cruising through summer and it is a new month and time for a new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking. For the August challenge we have a birthday theme. Always a good one because we all need those. I pretty much never buy cards anymore.
For today’s card I decided to use a digital image. I was also trying to have it be something I could send to a guy. It’s so easy to do the girly stuff but not so easy to make the guy cards.
I created this card using the Party Animal Sugartree Stamps digital image in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. As you can see it has no animals on the card. This set is fun because there are a couple animals along with a cupcake, cake and several sentiments. I like the repeated image for the background so that is what I did for this. I got one cupcake to the size I wanted and then just did a copy and paste many times so that I had a background of cupcakes. I enlarged a cupcake which is the one I colored with Copic pens and cut out.
The sentiment is die cut from the same paper that is on the background. I colored over it with a Copic pen to minimize the circle pattern.
The vellum that covers the cupcake background worked out good to tone them down some.
This looks like a simple card and it is. But you crafty folks know how it goes.. I had a paper pad and was trying all these different pattern papers from it and it just wasn’t working. Finally I like this one and I think it helps with trying to have a more masculine look. The vellum was a last minute thing that just happened because I was cleaning up something and ran across the vellum and thought this would work on my card.
- Party Animal Sugartree Stamps digital stamps
- Pink & Main paper pad – Take Flight
- Copic Markers
- Elizabeth Craft Designs die – Happy Birthday